Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February Kits Reveal!! ~ 4 Yummy new kits from My Creative Scrapbook!!


This month I gave each of the 4 kits available from My Creative Scrapbook a test drive, and boy are you in for some Yummy fun!! If your preference is vintage/shabby-chic style then the February Limited Edition kit is the one for you! I had a blast working with this kit, a wonderful combination of papers by Fancy Pants, Prima and Pink Paislee! The l/o above is one I made going after a kind of shabby-chic look. This l/o was inspired by a page I had seen done by Nic Howard. I used a soft pink cardstock and gave it a little distressing using some ink and watered down paint.

TIP: to get the look of the thin random lines at the edges of the paper (see l/o above) take an old plastic credit card, dip the edge in some slightly watered down paint and just run the edge of the card across the paper!

Here are some close-up pic's, the butterfly was cut from some of the Fancy Pants paper in the kit and then I simply machine stitched the edges (just take it slow around the corners and it's really quite easy to do).....


Here is a 2nd l/o I made with this same kit. This is a photo of my youngest daughter a few years ago when she was about 4 years old....love that age, where they just walk around the house wearing tu-tu's for no reason other than they love it! Here she was counting while playing hide 'n seek, there is something so vulnerable and sweet about the back of her cute little pig-tailed mussed up hair!.......

I did a little paper tearing and inking for this one and then a little corset stitching at two of the corners. I did a ruffle edge on this page, for a video tutorial on how to do this please see this link Ruffle/Distress Edge Here are a couple of close-up pic's of this l/o....


In this 3rd l/o I made with this kit I went for the soft pink/brown colour palette. The photo is one of my niece, my brothers youngest daughter. She has always been a thumb sucker and I had to smile when I found this photo of her as a newborn!....

This kit is packed with beautiful Prima blooms and some cute cute velvet blooms that to me say 'vingtage' to co-ordinate with the papers... and these really fun envelopes. I added a few rub-ons and stickers to dress up this envelope inwhich I put some fun little facts about my sweet little niece! Here are a few close-ups.....


And, while I normally do about 2-3 l/o's per kit, I enjoyed this one so much I made up a 4th l/o for it!! (and there is still plenty of leftover goodies to make more!) This is a photo of my 2 nieces, they have such a sweet relationship, the older one is almost 'motherly' with her little sister.

TIP: To make the scallope circle edge you see in this l/o I simply punched a bunch of 1" circles from some of the patterned paper in the kit and tucked them under the edges of my cut circle.



Moving on to the February Main Kit....here are 2 l/o's I made with this amazing kit!! It's just jam packed with papers and embellishments that make you think of dark chocolate and spun sugar!! Can you tell that I raided my relatives photo stash? Another l/o of my cute little (thumb-sucking) niece! LOL! ...a little older here.....

I made the blooms on this page using some brown cardstock and cutting various sized wavey circles and edged them with some white ink. I then pressed them into the palm of my hand with the 'eye' of my scissor's to get the cupped shape. I also gathered the edges of some of the pink sheer ribbon in the kit to get the frothy looking centers. Here are some close-up pic's.....


Here is a 2nd l/o I made using the February Main Kit

This was a favourite photo I have of my 2 girls. When I was pregnant with Meagan I found these cute little footie PJ's at The Gap and just had to have them....I still wasn't sure Meagan was going to be a girl but I went for it anyways!! ......I used scallop edge/w holes punch to make the base for the corset stitching on the bottom strip of paper. Here are a few close-up pic's (there are a ton of felt, paper and transparent die cuts in this kit to decorate you l/o's and cards with!)....



The Creative Kit this month is a wonderful mixture of Pinks with a hint of grey. I played up the greys in the kit by using a grey cardstock (thank-you Simply Scrapping! ...love that I have a wonderful place closeby to pick up cardstock, inks and stickles to round off my kits!) Here is a l/o I made using the fun February Creative kit!....

I used a bunch of the blooms included in the kit to make up this fun heart embellishment. I simply cut out a piece of pink cardstock in the shape of a heart. Added the crochetted red trim around the edges and just started adding the blooms in a symetrical pattern. I can't claim the idea of the floral heart embellishment, I saw this idea on a page of a friend at sb.com name Nike, I was looking at a l/o she said was inspired by my work and funny enough I was inspired by her addition of a heart bloom to her l/o!




And last but not least I did a couple of l/o's for the amazing Album Kit for February! This kit featured the wonderful Bo Bunny collection called 'Persuasion'! I just love their die-cut papers!! I made this l/o of my dear husband and I using the die-cut paper. When I was visiting my sister a couple of weeks ago I was skimming through here photo stash and found this photo my nephew had taken of my husband and I when we were on a walk up at the cottage last summer.

I mounted the paper on some corrugated cardboard sprayed with some Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist and dry brushed with some white paint. I made the little red roses from some of the red patterned paper in the kit using this 6 Petal Punch Technique I made quite a few of them but I find they actually go quite quickly once you are on a roll! Here is a close-up pic.....


Here is a 2nd l/o I made using this fun kit! There are some really cute embellishments in this kit including some fun little Prima heart gems!




TIP: For those of you who like to mix in a little Hybrid digital scrapping into their l/o's and cards, the Prima Hybrid site has some wonderful digital images that can be combined with the Prima heart gems to make some really playful cards and l/o's Prima Hybrid ....they are fairly inexpensive and some are even Freebies! Below is a card I made using the February Album kit along with the Prima hybrid digi elements.


To all of you who so kindly visit my blog each month and read through some of my very lengthy pieces and especially those of you who even take the time to leave a comment, this is my 'Thanks' to you!

Thank You!!

~Gabrielle xxx

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Gabrielle! Glad to see you back with your beautiful, beautiful LOs (I have missed them)! And thanks for all your great tips! Judit V. from Montreal

angelwhispers said...

Morning Gabrielle, your creations this month are ind blowing!! Just wish mine could look as good (must keep on trying) fantastic flowers, pictures, bling the list is endless!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!!! Can't beleive how that little picture makes me feelxx and I'm so excited thinking of alll thoses lovely pictures to scrap. Have a lovely weekend xx

Pearl said...

such eye candy every month ! woohoo ! loving all the little details that you''ve lovingly added to each creation , Gabi ! such a treat !

Romy said...

This is all eye candy! Every layout is a stunner. Great work with the kits. Very romantic and so full of details.

Kristie said...

Gabi, you amaze me with your talent for knocking out one stunning layout after another. Gotta say, that "My Thumb" layout is so sweet, it makes me long for another baby but the hubs says 5 is enough...

Darien said...

Really Gorgeous!!!! Love them all!!!! You so inspired me!!!! Beautiful work!

Scrapthat said...

Oh my gosh Gabrielle! They are ALL so breathtaking! I love your brown and pink flowers too! Oh so gorgeous I'll be eying them for a long while and popping back in for a peek over and over NO doubt!
TFS Lovely, lovely as always!

Ms. Jen said...

Now I know where you were! LOL These are extroardinary pieces of art. I've been following your tutorials and learning all kinds of new things. Have a blessed day!
Jen

P.S. If you get time pop over to my blog. I did a layout using several of your tutorials. It was a stretch for me but I was happy with it.

Cass. said...

Gabrielle...these are stunning. Some of these even made my heart skip! lol. I love the velvety flower in the first one...gorgeous :)
~Cassie
P.S. Lovin' the card ;)

Lynn Biermann said...

Ohhh Gabi what amazing work!! We should be making you a thank you card for all your inspiration!! One is prettier than the next ...so pretty! I love your shabby chic lo.. the credit card tip is fantastic!! Awesome work! tfs :)

Lynette said...

Every month you just create these awesome pieces of art. One day when I am big I want to scrap like you:)

Angelica said...

You are such an inspiration Gabi!!!! All the layouts are so very lovely!!! Gorgeous details my friend!! TFS!!

artycrafty said...

oh Man! you are so talented!
I love love love the second layout in this post....

I really need to get back to scrapbooking.... I've been sewing lately.

sally said...

I await with bated breath the beginning of each month, cos I know we are in for a treat. As usual you excel yourself. I don't know how you do it, but you do. I adore your layouts. You are so inspirational. Love your tutorials too. I love each and everyone of your layouts.

Debbie said...

Crazy beautiful! I'm always amazed at your creativity. Thank you once again for inspiring me to try some new techniques!

Lynsey said...

Wow thank you so much for the inspiration! Your pages are all amazing!
Hugs Lynsey x

Tara said...

eeeeek! such gorgeous pages girl! i swear you can SCRAP! i sure miss it... but someday i'll get more time to get at it again!! in the meantime.... Love checkin out your work! beautiful!

Robbie said...

Wow Gabi! Your work this month is just as stunning as always!! Just don't know how you do it time and time again! Love the card!! TFS!

Mickey said...

Stunning as ever, these kits are so great and I love what you did with it. Can't wait to get my main kit and start playing!
have a great weekend girl!

Jessikruemel said...

WOW! Love it with all the details!

Jessika

Rozella said...

Your work is as always stunning.....Woohhhhhhh I can't take my eyes away from your beautiful work....You really talented...

carlies said...

super splendidly what you have made with such talents techniques

Sandy said...

Who would not want to spend hours scrolling through all the deliscious inspiration you serve up to us each month...Yummy is the perfect word for the beautiful colors and papers....fabulous emblellishments and outstanding artistic execution!!! You are amazing...."thank you" for all the talent and inpiration you so freely share!

Anonymous said...

Gabrielle....I so enjoy looking at your lo's. They are so beautiful. I've thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful tutorials on making your beautiful flowers. I have one question though.........your flowers are, for the most part, quite big or chunky....do you store your pages in typical scrapbook albums...and if you do.. don't you worry about crushing those beautiful flowers?? Thanks so much for sharing your lo's with us. :-)
Debbie

my email address.....
momsydr@yahoo.com

anne76 said...

hello!!! I love so much what you do!!!! good bye!!!

Julia said...

You never fail to amaze me Gabi your work is stunning and si inspirational and love that you are always giving us some wonderful tips too!! Thanks xx

Brenda said...

OMGOSH I really am going to have to get a new key board from all the drooling I do here....you work is soooo beyond awesome!! WOW all the details are just breathtaking!!!
thanks for inspiring us!
hugs
Brenda

chrisw said...

Wow Gabby these are so beautiful!thankyou for sharing!!

Jane said...

some gorgeous eye candy here!!!!!! love every bit of it!! Hope things are going well for you!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wow, Gabi, these are just amazing .. how do you do it month after month .. love the detail and all your inspiration .. you flowers as always are just fab!

egw44 said...

Your pages are amazing! I just love all the flowers and embellishments on your pages.
Evelyn

Stephanie said...

Hi Gabi, not sure if I can enter for your giveaway since I'm also a member at My creative Scrapbook but here is my guess for Liz' Celebrity crush - John Cusack

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